Traffic Advisory Annapolis County

first_img MacKenzie Mountain Road Young Mountain Rd. East Dalhousie Road between Ridge Road and Cherryfield Road Guinea Road Lily Lake Road Brickton Bridge on Mount Hanley Road The Annapolis County area continues to have road closures because of washouts and flooding. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Major roads still closed due to flooding are: Trunk 1 in Brickton and the McEwan Bridge are closed. Drivers should not use the bridge. The intersection of Route 201 and Paradise Lane in Paradise, is closed and motorists should obey temporary barricades erected by the department. Water levels are receding but roads and water currents are still dangerous. Other roads and bridges closed due to washouts are: Staff are working on the major paved and gravel roads and will open them as as soon as possible. Road inspections continue and updates on road conditions are available on the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal web site at: ns.telenium.ca/map/map15.html#advisories. Drivers are advised to use caution in flooded areas and obey signs and personnel on the scene. -30-last_img read more

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Mariska Hargitay Honored At 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon

first_imgThe Women’s Forum of New York presented The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.The 7th Annual Elly Awards LuncheonThe awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum, which has helped over 200 women over age 35, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees.This year’s award recipients were Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district; Daryl Roth, producer of over 100 on and off Broadway productions, including seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, and winner of 10 Tony Awards; and Mariska Hargitay, actress, director, producer, advocate, Emmy award-winning star of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, received a Special Elly Award.This year’s Elly Award celebrity presenters were Carole King, celebrated singer-songwriter, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, best-selling author and activist; Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Tony Award-winning producer, Founder & CEO of Culturalist.com, and creator of Givenik.com; and Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films.Cheryl Wills, award-winning NY1 anchor and author, moderated a conversation on leadership with the honorees following the presentation of the awards.“The Women’s Forum of New York is comprised of the most accomplished and successful women in the city from every professional sector,” said Carolyn Carter, President of the Women’s Forum of New York. “We know from our own success how critical education is so our Education Fund is one way we ‘give back’ – helping women over 35 whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity complete their education and get their lives back on track. We hope we inspire them, because their dreams, drive and determination certainly inspire us.”“Thirty years ago, the Education Fund embarked on a mission to help women, who had overcome serious hardships in their lives, realize their dream of a college education,” said Ilene Wachs, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum. “Since then, we are proud to have given over $1.25 million in grants to over 200 women to help them return to school, earn their degree and take their place in the world. Our grants have changed their lives, influenced their families and made a difference in their communities.”The 2017 Elly Awards:Legendary Chair: Lucy Jarvis.Honorary Chairs: Kay Koplovitz, Rosie Rios, Phillipa Soo.Chairs: Myra J. Biblowit, Ceci Kurzman, Suzanne Townsen.Committee: Beverly Beaudoin, Carolyn Carter, Janice Reals Ellig, Emita B. Hill, Ilene Wachs.GOLD SPONSOR: BNY Mellon.SILVER SPONSORS: Dede Thompson Bartlett, Citi, Con Edison, FIS, Lucy Jarvis, MetLife, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Lulu C. Wang, Linda A. Willett, Wilmington Trust.BRONZE SPONSORS: Accenture, Georgette Bennett and Leonard Polonsky, Annabelle Bexiga and Chris McConnell, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Commonfund, Janice Reals Ellig, Fiduciary Trust Company International, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Veronica Hackett, JPMorgan Chase & Co., KPMG LLP, Barbara Marcus, Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, Susan Skerritt, Time Warner Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc., U.S. Bank.FELLOW SPONSORS: Maria R. Morris, Daryl Roth, Ilene Wachs.VIP’s who attended the event included: Carolyn B. Maloney; Daryl Roth; Mariska Hargitay; Carole King; Jordan Roth; Sheila Nevins, Cheryl Wills; Carolyn Carter; Ilene Wachs; Lucy Jarvis; Daisy Holmes, Barbara Marcus; Myra J. Biblowit; Ceci Kurzman; Suzanne Townsen; Beverly Beaudoin; Janice Reals Ellig; Loreen Arbus; and Teresa Priolo.The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of women leaders. The invitation only membership of more than 500 women represents the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors from finance to fine arts. Started in 1974, the Women’s Forum of New York is the founding flagship of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization of 6,500 dynamic women leaders in 35 countries and 74 Forums around the world.last_img read more

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French Farright Party Dismisses Member After Conversion to Islam

Rabat – French far-right party “Front National” (FN) relieved one of its members of his responsibilities as an elected member following his conversion to Islam.Maxence Buttey, 22, a National Front councilor from Noisy-le-Grand (Seine-Saint-Denis) recently announced his conversion to Islam.The young man told French media that he learned via email that the departmental office of the FN relieved him of his responsibilities as a district elected member. “I have never been consulted nor called, I learned about this via email, “he told French newspaper Le Parisien.Buttey said that he is sure that his conversion to Islam was the reason that earned him the penalty. He reportedly sent a video to his colleagues praising the visionary character of the Quaran, Islam’s holy book.The video was described as proselytizing by Jordan Bardella, the departmental secretary of the FN in Seine-Saint-Denis who decided to suspend the young elected from his responsibilities within the departmental office.“Religion is a private choice, which I respect but it should not interfere with our political activities. The video he sent is proselytizing and unacceptable. That’s why I’ve decided to suspend from his responsibilities,” Jordan Bardella was quoted by RTL as saying.Maxence said that within the FN there are many Islamophobic, adding that this is not the case of Le Pen and other national leaders “who know the difference between private life and public life.” read more

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Ireland nominates top banker for key ECB job

FRANKFURT — Ireland has nominated the head of its national central bank, Philip Lane, for one of the top spots at the Frankfurt-based European Central Bank, which sets monetary policy for the 19-country eurozone and its 340 million people.Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe put Lane forward Monday for the spot on the ECB’s six-member executive board that is currently held by Belgium’s Peter Praet, whose eight-year term expires May 31.Lane has been mentioned prominently in media speculation about who will take over Praet’s responsibilities as the powerful economics chief, responsible for proposing monetary policy moves to the 25-member rate-setting council. It’s not automatic, however, for Praet’s replacement to be assigned the same duties by the bank’s president. Eurozone leaders will decide on the post in coming weeks.The Associated Press read more

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Boycotters Spread Fake News About Products Quality Centrale Danone

Rabat – The boycott against dairy company Centrale Danone continues, despite the company’s offer to reconcile with the campaign supporters. In its fourth statement, Centrale Danone denied claims of products’ alleged poor quality on Wednesday.Since the boycott against high prices was launched on April 20, Centrale Danone has released a series of statements. The first and second statements denied price increases and apologized to customers for statements by its purchasing director Adile Benkirane, who characterized the boycott as a betrayal of the nation and its products.Centrale Danone then released, on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, a third statement, emphasizing that the company has listened to the demands of citizens and has a “special offer,” dubbed “Zine Bladi” (the Beauty of my Country), to show support for families. The offer includes a 20 percent discount on its yogurt throughout Ramadan. The fourth statement claims that since the release of the “special offer,” rumors and false information about the quality of its products were posted on social media, especially Facebook.Products are of good quality“This misinformation affects the quality of Centrale Danone’s products and could affect consumer confidence in the company’s products,” the company said in a statement. The company emphasized that it would like to give the public details on its products.“Central milk, like all other products of the company, is closely monitored during the production process” reads the statement.  The company added that the production of milk is subjected to the strictest observance of international health safety standards.“The production is also monitored by the National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA).The statement added that the firm’s five factories have an international certificate for the safety of its products, as well as other certificates, including ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000. Danone also has a recognition certificate from the Hygiene and Food Safety (HACCP).After listing several other reassurance of its products, the company called on online activists to stop sharing “suspicious information without verifying it first.”Boycotters unhappyLike its previous statements, Danone’s recent post received a backlash from Moroccan social media users. People supporting the boycott commented that they will not stop the boycott as long as it has not listened to their demands and lowered the prices of its products.One Facebook user said: “We are not asking you about the product’s quality because this is your duty, we are talking about whether you will decrease the prices.”“Be sure that we will not stop the boycott if you don’t decrease the prices,” wrote another Facebook user.“We don’t need your statements, we want you to lower your prices.” read more

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Gillibrand paid 29000 in federal taxes on 214000 income

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER’-sten JIHL’-uh-brand) has released her tax returns for 2018, showing she paid $29,170 in federal taxes on an income of about $214,000.The New York Democrat on Wednesday became the first presidential candidate to disclose the latest tax filing. Her income included her $167,000 Senate salary, a $50,000 book payment and a $3,000 capital gains loss.Gillibrand’s move comes as many of her rivals for their party’s 2020 nomination to take on President Donald Trump have yet to share their own tax return data, even as Democrats continue to slam Trump for not releasing his returns during his 2016 run for president.Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released 10 years of her tax returns but not her 2018 filing. Other Democratic candidates have yet to share as much tax information.Elana Schor, The Associated Press read more

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Artificial turf field grand opening Saturday

Brock University’s new artificial turf field will officially open during this weekend’s homecoming celebrations.The grand opening event will take place at noon Saturday, September 19 on the new field located to the west of the Walker Complex (near the outdoor tennis courts).The turf field project included the installation of the field, along with a full lighting system, by The Davan Group, a Puslinch, Ontario-based company. The $1.5 million project was primarily funded through the Brock University Students’ Union, as well as a generous donation from an anonymous Brock alumnus along with contributions from other alumni and friends of the University.After the ceremony, which will include revealing the field’s name, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will each play home games starting at 1 p.m. Complimentary parking is available throughout homecoming weekend in Zone 1. read more

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Allen leads Bills to 2421 win over Jaguars

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Josh Allen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter, and the Bills beat the Jaguars 24-21 on Sunday in a game marred by a fight that led to the ejections of Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette and Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson.Fournette scored twice to tie it at 14 in the second quarter. He finished with 95 yards on 18 carries before he was thrown out with 2:57 left in the third.Allen also threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster in the rookie quarterback’s first game since missing four with a sprained throwing elbow. Rookie receiver Isaiah McKenzie scored on a 6-yard run off a sweep, and Buffalo (4-7) came off its bye week off to win consecutive games for the first time this season.The Jaguars (3-8) dropped their eighth consecutive game in their longest losing streak since a nine-game slide in 2016, which led directly to Gus Bradley being fired and replaced by current coach Doug Marrone.Jacksonville made a critical mistake on second-and-10 from its own 2 with 5:01 left. Blake Bortles’ pass to a wide-open James O’Shaughnessy over the middle went off the tight end’s hands and was intercepted by Jordan Poyer.Stephen Hauschka then hit a 22-yard field goal to put Buffalo up 24-14.Bortles completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Dede Westbrook with 1:20 left, but Buffalo’s Zay Jones recovered Josh Lambo’s onside kick.Tempers boiled over when Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief caught what was initially ruled a 30-yard TD pass at the left pylon in the third. He was on the ground battling for control of the ball with Levi Wallace when a Jaguars player struck Poyer from behind, and then Lawson ran in and hit Fournette.Lawson and Fournette pushed their way to side of the stands and traded punches while Jaguars running back Carlos Hyde and Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes attempted to separate them.The two were then escorted off their respective sidelines and began yelling at each other as they reached the tunnel. Lawson had to be held back by a Bills official while Fournette was asked to wait — he was then struck in the left shoulder by a fan, who had reached out from the stands.The game went south for Jacksonville after that.A review negated the touchdown, ruling Moncrief was down at the 1. Hyde lost a yard on first-and-goal, and then O’Shaughnessy was flagged for a false start.Westbrook then had a touchdown catch nullified by an offensive holding penalty on fellow receiver Keelan Cole.After Kyle Williams sacked Bortles for an 8-yard loss, Lambo missed a 42-yard attempt wide left.The Bills responded with Allen capping a three-play, 68-yard drive on a called run up the middle in which he broke two tackles, including outmuscling linebacker Myles Jack at the 1 to cross the goal line. The Bills were helped by a facemask penalty on Yannick Ngakoue on the first snap, and then Barry Church was flagged 15 yards for hitting a defenceless receiver on Foster’s 19-yard catch over the middle.Allen finished 8 of 19 for 160 yards passing and had a team-best 99 yards rushing.Bortles went 12 of 23 for 127 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.The Jaguars finished with 173 yards rushing in the first half alone. It was their most in the first half since gaining 251 against Indianapolis on Dec. 10, 2006.TRASH TALKINGJaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey raised eyebrows in August when he referred to Allen as “trash” in an interview with GQ magazine. Ramsey was beaten by Allen on a 32-yard reception by Kelvin Benjamin on Buffalo’s first touchdown drive. Ramsey was also penalized for a facemask while tackling Benjamin.Moments after he had an interception negated by an illegal contact penalty, Ramsey was spotted yelling “You trash, you trash!” toward the Bills sideline. The exchange took place with three seconds left in the first half.INJURIESJaguars: LG Andrew Norwell did not return after hurting his ankle in the fourth quarter. DT Marcell Dareus was inactive due to a back injury.Bills: CB Lafayette Pitts did not return after sustaining a head injury while covering a punt in the first quarter.UP NEXTJaguars: Host Colts next Sunday, three weeks after a 29-26 loss at Indianapolis.Bills: Close with four of five against AFC East rivals starting with a visit to Miami next weekend.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLJohn Wawrow, The Associated Press read more

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Hong Kong McDonalds Launches McWeddings

first_imgIt’s a day you’ll never forget–the wedding procession, the ring, the sound of the deep fryer bubbling in the background. Hong Kong McDonald’s this week kicked off the first formal McWedding, a concept that has caught the imagination of the fairly baffled world since it was first announced late last year. McDonald’s is pitching the concept as a more affordable alternative to traditionally pricey weddings. The “Warm and Sweet Wedding Package will run a happy couple HK$9999 ($1,283). That get you wedding gifts, invites (with the iconic golden arches), and decorations featuring Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar (who apparently has promised to play it cool will you recite your vows). Of course, buying a cake, a corsage, a backdrop, and renting a gown will all cost you extra. Shirley Change, the managing director of McDonald’s, thinks the whole thing is pretty romantic. “They date here, they grew their love here, so when they have this important day they want to come over here.” Two more weddings are confirmed for 2011, with 70 more pending.AdChoices广告last_img read more

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PUBLIC WANTS LESS HOUSE MEMBERS FOR GOVERNOR SAYS REPORT

first_img More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again DR wants consulate office in TCI Related Items:Constitutional Review Committee, general elections, governor peter beckingham Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Dec 2014 – The governor should get less members appointed to the House of Assembly; the Premier should get more. It is just one of the many points raised by the general public during the constitutional review public meetings and reflected in the report. Currently the Governor of the territory gets two appointees and in the instance where a race is as tight as with the 2012 General Elections, this actually gives the governing side a disadvantage; as in the end the elected party would not have a majority in the House of Assembly. In Section 9 of the report it says this: “The effect of this is that although the P.N.P won the General Election of 2012 by a tally of eight (8) seats as against the seven (7) seats by the P.D.M, for all intents and purposes the PNP functions as a Minority Government.” The recommendation agrees that the Opposition Leader’s appointed member should remain at one. The Constitutional Review Committee’s 26 page report is available at MagneticMediaonTV.com. Jamaicans Urged To Follow Guidelines In Voting Process Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Quota reform activist Luma on 3day remand

first_imgLutfur Nahar Luna Sarkar. Photo: CollectedA Dhaka court on Thursday put quota reform leader Lutfur Nahar Luma Sarkar on a three-day remand in a case filed under ICT Act allegedly for spreading rumours on social media.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court judge Kazi Kamrul Islam passed the order after rejecting the bail appeal of the accused, Luma, a joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, platform that leads the ongoing quota reform demonstration.Earlier, the investigation officer of the case, Md Rafikul Islam, an inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTU), sought five-day remand to interrogate the quota reform demonstration leader.The case was filed against her on 5 August with Ramna police station.On early Wednesday, police arrested from Sirajganj, Lutfur Nahar Luma Sarkar, 21, daughter of Abdul Kuddus of Baoikhola village in Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj and a second year student of Social Science Department of Eden College.On 12 August, students seeking quota reform threatened to go for tougher agitation if their three-point demand is not met by 31 August.They came up with the ultimatum from a rally in front of Shahbagh National Museum.Their demands are: Immediate release of the activists, who were detained during movement, from jail, punishment of the attackers involved in assaulting teachers and students and publish a gazette notification on quota reform in the civil service in line with their earlier five-point demand.last_img read more

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Baltimore Killings Soar

first_imgIn this July 30, 2015 picture, balloons and candles mark a spot where a man was shot earlier in the week, in Baltimore. Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray’s death in police custody sparked riots. This year’s monthly bloodshed has twice reached levels unseen in a quarter-century. In May, Baltimore set a 25-year high of 42 recorded killings. After a brief dip in June, the homicide is soaring again. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.The 43rd recorded homicide was Jermaine Miller, 18, who was shot in the head just before noon the day before.With his death on Friday, this year’s total homicides reached 187, far outpacing the 119 killings by July’s end in 2014. Non-fatal shootings have soared to 366, compared to 200 by the same date last year. July’s total was the worst since the city recorded 45 killings in August 1972, according to The Baltimore Sun.The seemingly Sisyphean task of containing the city’s violence prompted Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to fire her police commissioner Anthony Batts on July 8.“Too many continue to die on our streets,” Rawlings-Blake said then. “Families are tired of dealing with this pain, and so am I. Recent events have placed an intense focus on our police leadership, distracting many from what needs to be our main focus: the fight against crime.”But the killings have not abated under Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis since then.Baltimore is not unique in its suffering; crimes are spiking in big cities around the country.This July 30, 2015 picture shows a blighted home in west Baltimore. Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray’s death in police custody sparked riots. This year’s monthly bloodshed has twice reached levels unseen in a quarter-century. In May, Baltimore set a 25-year high of 42 recorded killings. After a brief dip in June, the homicide is soaring again. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)But while the city’s police are closing cases— Davis announced arrests in three recent murders several days ago — the violence is outpacing their efforts. Davis said Tuesday the “clearance rate” is at 36.6 percent, far lower than the department’s mid-40s average.Crime experts and residents of Baltimore’s most dangerous neighborhoods cite a confluence of factors: mistrust of the police; generalized anger and hopelessness over a lack of opportunities for young black men; and competition among dealers of illegal drugs, bolstered by the looting of prescription pills from pharmacies during the riot.Federal drug enforcement agents said gangs targeted 32 pharmacies in the city, taking roughly 300,000 doses of opiates, as the riots caused $9 million in property damage in the city.Perched on a friend’s stoop, Sherry Moore, 55, said she knew “mostly all” of the young men killed recently in West Baltimore, including an 18-year-old fatally shot a half-block away. Moore said many more pills are on the street since the riot, making people wilder than usual.“The ones doing the violence, the shootings, they’re eating Percocet like candy and they’re not thinking about consequences. They have no discipline, they have no respect_they think this is a game. How many can I put down on the East side? How many can I put down on the West side?”The city’s official tally of 42 homicides recorded in May included Gray, who died in April after his neck was broken in police custody. The July tally likewise includes a previous death — a baby whose death in June was ruled a homicide in July.Shawn Ellerman, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said May’s homicide spike was probably related to the stolen prescription drugs, a supply that is likely exhausted by now. But the drug trade is inherently violent, and turf wars tend to prompt retaliatory killings.“You can’t attribute every murder to narcotics, but I would think a good number” of them are, he said. “You could say it’s retaliation from drug trafficking, it’s retaliation from gangs moving in from other territories. But there have been drug markets in Baltimore for years.”Across West Baltimore, residents complain that drug addiction and crime are part of a cycle that begins with despair among childrenMembers of the Baltimore Police Department stand near the scene of a shooting, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Baltimore. Police said a male was shot in the chest near the epicenter of unrest in April following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Rioting and looting broke out in the area after the funeral of Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)who lack educational and recreational opportunities, and extends when people can’t find work.“We need jobs! We need jobs!” a man riding around on a bicycle shouted to anyone who’d listen after four people were shot, three of them fatally, on a street corner in July.More community engagement, progressive policing policies and opportunities for young people in poverty could help, community activist Munir Bahar said.“People are focusing on enforcement, not preventing violence. Police enforce a code, a law. Our job as the community is to prevent the violence, and we’ve failed,” said Bahar, who leads the annual 300 Men March against violence in West Baltimore.“We need anti-violence organizations, we need mentorship programs, we need a long-term solution. But we also need immediate relief,” Bahar added. “When we’re in something so deep, we have to stop it before you can analyze what the root is.”Strained relationships between police and the public also play a role, according to Eugene O’Donnell, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.Arrests plummeted and violence soared after six officers were indicted in Gray’s death. Residents accused police of abandoning their posts for fear of facing criminal charges for making arrests, and said emboldened criminals were settling scores with little risk of being caught.The department denied these claims, and police cars have been evident patrolling West Baltimore’s central thoroughfares recently.But O’Donnell said the perception of lawlessness is just as powerful than the reality.“We have a national issue where the police feel they are the Public Enemy No. 1,” he said, making some officers stand down and criminals become more brazen.“There’s a rhythm to the streets,” he added. “And when people get away with gun violence, it has a long-term emboldening effect. And the good people in the neighborhood think, ‘who has the upper hand?’”last_img read more

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Denim tips

first_imgRegular denims are just an ‘everybody thing’. Go beyond the regular pair of denims, and fill your wardrobe with denim shirt, vest or a dress.Experts from the industry sharea few tips: High-waist denims, when teamed with white, can give a smart casual look. Whereas, when worn with a pop of colour, it will definitely make you a head-turner.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Denim jumpers remain a favourite and can easily fit in your vacation wardrobe.A denim shirt can be tucked in a full skirt, keep the top three buttons unbuttoned and the sleeves rolled up. Try the denim on denim look to wear your denim shirt with a pair of jeans. The trick to make this work is combining different shades of jeans like a light wash denim shirt with a dark wash pair of jeans. Denim jackets or vests is a good option too because you can wear them with anything! Pair it with a white lace dress and boots or maybe a gypsy skirt and a ganji for the  Boho look.A denim dress is a mainstay in every woman’s wardrobe. It can be worn with a statement necklace or a printed scarf.last_img read more

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How Bruce Springsteen Finally Found the Love he Needed with a Bandmate

first_imgWhen Bruce Springsteen published his autobiography Born to Run in 2016, a flood of intimacy was revealed. Always portraying the role of a tough guy and the voice of the American working class, “The Boss” chose to dedicate a significant part of the story of his life to the women who took part in it.So it is no wonder that the story of Springsteen’s divorce from the actress Julianne Phillips and subsequent marriage to his bandmate Patti Scialfa attracted much attention, as it was the first time that the singer revealed such intimate details about his personal life.Bruce Springsteen – Roskilde Festival 2012. Photo by Bill Ebbesen CC BY SA 3.0Best known for his staggering, lengthy performances and lyrics often discovering joy in the drudgery of daily life, Springsteen has been hailed as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s legends, selling 135 million records worldwide. But judging from the book, it was easier for him to earn international fame than to find real love.Springsteen and the E Street Band, 1977.In 1985 Springsteen married model and actress Julianne Phillips. Although the couple appeared infatuated with each other, The Boss describes their first meeting in a rather cold tone.“In Los Angeles, I met Julianne Phillips, an actress out of the Pacific Northwest. She was twenty-four, tall, blond, educated, talented, a beautiful and charming young woman.”Julianne Phillips on the red carpet at the Emmys, September 11, 1994. Photo by Alan Light CC BY 2.0After the wedding, he experienced a number of anxiety attacks, as he apparently wasn’t ready for such a commitment.Also, Springsteen describes how prior to marrying Phillips he had ended his every relationship after two or three years ― not exactly the “death do us part” kind of guy.Revealing that the marriage lacked emotion, Springsteen also portrays in the book a little-known chapter of his life ― his childhood.Bruce Springsteen performing on the Tunnel of Love Express Tour at the Radrennbahn Weißensee in East Berlin on July 19, 1988. Photo by Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1988-0719-38 / Uhlemann, Thomas / CC-BY-SA 3.0Growing up in Freehold, N.J. with an abusive alcoholic father, the would-be rockstar experienced a lot of rage in his early life.This rage, as he put it, influenced and formed him,. However, it later turned him into an emotional rollercoaster by which the singer was unable to accept the love he was given by his female partners.He regrets that it was Phillips who suffered the most from his vulnerability, but when the marriage finally ended, Springsteen had a chance to start over, this time with a person who he deemed much closer to him in terms of mutual understanding.Bruce Springsteen and Patti Sciafla at Wembley Stadium, London, 1988.The marriage started falling apart, all-but formally ending in 1987 when Springsteen abandoned Julianne and moved in with Scialfa. Phillips and Springsteen would finally divorce in 1989.The musician couple remained out of wedlock for some time, performing and traveling together on tours. After the birth of their first son, Evan James Springsteen, in 1990, they decided to make their relationship official.When he married Scialfa in 1991, he saw her as a “formidable partner”: “She was certainly one of his own kind, a musician who did not live to make you feel safe.”Patti Scialfa. Photo by Xxpor CC BY-SA 3.0Even though Springsteen opened up about his troubled relationships, he goes to show his more gentle side ― one that he had been hiding for all those years.So, Springsteen’s fans can now find out the stories behind some of his iconic songs and the women who inspired him.For example, the song Rosalita is actually the story of the first woman who shared her intimacy with the singer.For the first time, Scialfa sings one of her songs, ‘Town Called Heartbreak,’ in its entirety at a Springsteen and the E Street Band concert. Hartford Civic Center, October 2, 2007. Photo by Wasted Time R CC BY-SA 3.0Springsteen also touches on gritty Jersey Shore tales of success and hardships. He mentions a surfer girl he fell madly in love with at the very beginning of his career, only to realize that she was using him to get to other rock stars at the time.Then came the breakthrough years and life on the road that often culminated in what he would describe as “the merry psychosexual carnage.”Springsteen performing with drummer Max Weinberg behind him, on the Magic Tour stop at Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, August 15, 2008. Photo by Craig ONeal CC BY-SA 2.0But it all comes back to Scialfa ― Springsteen notes that their heated relationship wasn’t without fighting, but also that it only confirmed the passion the two have for each other.However, even though the hitmaker opens up rather gladly on issues that the press was eager to hear, he doesn’t mention a more recent incident in his book ― one regarding an alleged love affair with a New Jersey housewife, Ann Kelly, in the period between 2006 and 2009.Despite the affair getting out of hand on several occasions and resulting in a divorce between Mrs. Kelly and her husband, Springsteen, who is now a father of three insists that his marriage with Scialfa “remains as strong as the day we were married.”Read another story from us: How the Lyrics of a Prince Song Resulted in the ‘Parental Advisory’ StickerNevertheless, the book has since garnered popular reviews as it offers an insight into the emotional life of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest lyricists of all time. According to Neil Spencer of the Guardian, it is Springsteen’s narrative voice that makes the book so insightful, adding to the sincere outlook on the life of a legend.last_img read more

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Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán

first_imgMexico’s government moved closer on Thursday to achieving the extradition of notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States, after a judge rejected an appeal.The attorney general’s office said in a statement that a tribunal in Mexico City ruled against Guzmán. But his lawyer immediately told AFP he would appeal the ruling to a higher court.The Foreign Ministry approved the Sinaloa drug cartel chief’s extradition in May, but his lawyers fought the decision in district court.The tribunal in the capital, which had been reviewing the case since September 26, “decided to reject the protection” sought by Guzmán, the attorney general’s office said.One of Guzmán’s lawyers, Andrés Granados, said he would pick up court documents on Tuesday and that from there he would have 10 business days to appeal. He also vowed to seek a Supreme Court hearing.“We are not defeated,” Granados told AFP, adding that he could still take the case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The lawyer said he suspects the government is seeking to violate Guzmán’s due process by speeding up his extradition.Guzmán was recaptured in January, six months after his brazen escape from a maximum-security prison near Mexico City through a 1.5-kilometer tunnel that opened into his cell’s shower.National Security Chief Renato Sales said last week that the government hopes to arrange Guzmán’s extradition by January or February 2017. A U.S. government official has told AFP that the extradition process could finish earlier, by the end of this year.Guzmán is facing two extradition bids, one in California for drug distribution and another in Texas on charges that include murder and money laundering. His extradition would set up a major trial in the United States for the head of a cartel accused of providing tons of drugs to addicts in the United States while fueling violence in Mexico.Guzmán was captured in February 2014 after 13 years on the lam, but his escape a year later was a major humiliation for President Enrique Peña Nieto. After the slippery drug kingpin was recaptured in January in his northwestern home state of Sinaloa, Peña Nieto demanded his speedy extradition.The president had balked at extraditing Guzmán before his July 2015 escape, preferring to put him on trial in Mexico.Guzmán is now imprisoned in Ciudad Juárez, on the border with Texas. Facebook Comments Related posts:Park rangers arrested in drug bust El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riotlast_img read more

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Wendy Wu Tours releases THENEWWU to agents

first_imgWendy Wu Tours releases #THENEWWU to agentsWendy Wu Tours releases #THENEWWU to agentsLeading Asia expert Wendy Wu Tours has launched its 2017 program with brochures being distributed across Australia. This also marks the launch of its new trade concept ‘Booking Asia Made Easy’ with the return of the much-loved animated Wendy character.The concept has been developed to reinforce the ease of booking with the operator. General Manager Andrew Mulholland said ‘we understand how busy the day gets, knowing that a booking can be secured within moments and everything taken care of from flights to visas, not only does it help take the complexity out of booking arrangements, but also demonstrates the value our holidays provide customers and trade partners alike.Our product services complex destinations, destinations that offer once in a lifetime experiences. Due to the infrastructure we have on the ground, the quality is guaranteed, this is incredibly important on the ‘road less travelled’ which we consider our specialty’.The inspiration behind the new cartoon design, ‘Kung Fu Wendy’ has been modelled on founder Wendy Wu. ‘Those who have met Wendy know how enthusiastic she is about Asia, offering travel experiences to the Australian traveller and supporting our agent partners. We think the Kung Fu concept is rather fitting’, says Mulholland.The introduction of touring categories in the 2016 program has proved highly successful and has prompted the operator to create seven new Discovery tours and four new Deluxe tours across the product range.A selection of these new tours, such as the 18-day ‘China & Spiritual Tibet’ deluxe tour or the Indian ‘Trans Himalayan’ discovery tour are included the ‘2017 Free Stopover’ campaign, which allows agents to offer clients a free two-night stopover in Singapore. Other free stopover destinations on offer include Hong Kong and Siem Reap when booked in conjunction with an extensive range of tours over 14 days.All brochures are currently being delivered to agencies by TIFS.For details on the offer or new brochures call Wendy Wu Tours on 1300 815 749, visit wendywutours.com.au/free-2-night-stopover or contact your local BDE. Wendy Wu Toursbook here Source = Wendy Wu Tourslast_img read more

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Korea ranked among top two in UIAs Global Meetings Ranking

first_imgKorea has been ranked among the world’s top two destinations for global congresses held in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released this week by the Union of International Associations (UIA).Korea has recorded a 40% increase in meetings in 2015 compared to last year. This also places it first in Asia and accounts for 7.5% of all meetings held worldwide across the same period.The Korean capital Seoul has also moved from the fifth to the third place with 494 meetings held in 2015; a 98.4% increase over the 249 meetings hosted in 2014. Meanwhile, Busan, Korea’s second-largest city attained a global city ranking of 11 with 150 meetings, while renowned UNESCO World Heritage Resort Island Jeju accounted for 112 of the year’s meetings, achieving a global city ranking of 19.Korea’s MICE competitiveness has been boosted by nationwide growth in infrastructure, including expanded facilities in future Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics host Gangwon Province, and ongoing expansions to recent Korea MICE Expo host Songdo Convensia in Incheon’s International Business District. Brand-new regional convention facilities include the new Asia Culture Centre in south-eastern city Gwangju and Hwabaek International Convention Centre (HICO) in the south-western UNESCO capital of Gyeongju.Byungsun Lee, Director Korea Tourism Organisation, said, “We will of course continue to work actively to make Korea a highly-competitive MICE destination. South Korea is a country with a wealth of destinations all featuring their own unique attractions and venues for the MICE visitors. With our strength in infrastructure, we are positive to list our position amongst the top and most preferred MICE destinations of India as well.”last_img read more

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Related Virgin recruits worlds cutest poochBoo le

first_img RelatedVirgin recruits world’s cutest poochBoo let the dogs out? Pomeranian Facebook sensation in Virgin America post.JetBlue launches new flights to St Lucia from New YorkJetBlue launches new flights to St Lucia from New YorkJetBlue launches new flights to KingstonJetBlue Airways has launched new flights to Kingston, Jamaica from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport. Orphaned baby cougars are cute enough. Stick one on a plane and video it being fed milk from a bottle and you hit a whole new level of ‘aww-ness’. That is exactly what happened this week on board a JetBlue flight from Idaho to Massachusetts, USA.http://www.youtube.com/embed/yXcsoiZBrxAA four-year old cougar kitten was found alone in Salmon, Idaho by wildlife officials who were unable to find his mother and took him to a local veterinary clinic. They decided that they would have to find him a new home and arranged to send him to a zoo in New England.The adorable kitten, later named ‘Blue’ after the carrier who transported him and not his piercing blue eyes, was whisked away to a new life in New England and arrived after almost five hours in the skies.The journey has taken its toll on the little tyke. He is spending some time in the animal hospital at Franklin Park Zoo in Massachusetts and he won’t be up for any visitors at the zoo for at least a year. Awww. But don’t worry, this is standard procedure – it’s just until he’s big enough to fend for himself. You can catch Blue’s big debut, alongside the other cute cougars at Stone Zoo, in the Treasures of the Sierra Mare exhibition in winter 2015. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Geneva Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineMB&F’s newest Machine was born of a proverbial trip back in time: The fabled watchmaker traveled back 100 years and imagined what MB&F would have created had it existed a century ago. One part the thrill of time travel, one part firm respect for the very best of traditional watchmaking, the Legacy Machine No. 1 (LM1) is the first in MB&F’s exciting new line.Maximilian Büsser is an unconditional admirer of 18th and 19th-century horology—the Golden Era, when virtually everything was invented. But he needed two new “Friends” to pay proper tribute to the Grand Masters of that era. Enter Jean-François Mojon, one of the most innovative watchmakers today, and Kari Voutilainen, among the most highly-regarded watchmakers when it comes to classic horology and respect for tradition.The resulting LM1 is a true masterpiece. Its movement was created from scratch, but echoes the classic caliber designs of a century ago. The finish is impeccable; just ask Kari, who for the first time has accepted to put his name on a movement other than his own.Despite the beautiful harmony of the movement, you may notice an important element is missing: The balance wheel, the heart of any timepiece, and for good reason the obsession of horology’s ancestors. To give the balance wheel its due, it has been placed at the very forefront, floating right above the dial. In fact, the balance wheel levitates above two dials—driven by the same unique regulating system—giving you two totally independent times, not just offset by the usual hours or half-hours like other GMT watches, but by whatever time lapse you might need. The unusual sextant-shaped instrument at 6 o’clock, in case you were wondering, is the world’s first vertical power reserve.LM1 is available in red or white gold.www.mbandf.com/machines/legacy-machines/lm1/film/index.phplast_img read more

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Akinci expresses condolences over death of columnist Loucas Charalambous updated

first_imgTurkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci expressed sadness on Thursday over the death of Sunday Mail columnist Loucas Charalambous on Tuesday.“I am deeply saddened to hear the passing away of Loucas Charalambous, whom I didn’t have the opportunity to meet in person; but appreciated very much his vision for the future of our island and always honest and objective analyses of the situation. May he rest in peace,” Akinci said in a message on social media.The union of Turkish Cypriot journalists also expressed condolences.“We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of our Greek Cypriot colleague Loucas Charalambous. On behalf of Press Workers’ Trade Union we send our deepest condolences to the family of Loucas Charalambous and to all Greek Cypriot press workers. A good heart has stopped beating, may he rest in peace.”Charalambous, 67, died in his sleep on Tuesday night. A post mortem showed that the cause had been heart failure.A columnist for close to 20 years, Charalambous was never afraid to express views that ruffled feathers and exposed the hypocrisy of politicians.He always wrote with honesty and integrity, which even his biggest critics would acknowledge.He was a committed supporter of a Cyprus settlement, often exposing the rhetoric and hollow promises of rejectionists in his weekly column.His funeral will be held on Friday at 4.30pm at Ayios Vasilios church in Strovolos.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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